A young woman tells a story.
Hers and her father’s.
Or rather her story and the role her father plays in it.
Or, why he doesn’t play much of a role in it anymore.
And what that means. Where it comes from. What’s missing. Where the gaps are, the blank patches in a landscape, which are called biography or Algeria or France. How many experiments do you have to do, which scenarios do you have to invent to find the path back to your own roots, to re-establish contact, locate a starting point, make amends, for resilience or healing?
In her solo piece, Yasmine Yahiatene shares the stage with a video screen and her drawing pencil. She’s the writer, searcher and protagonist in a story that describes a journey to her Algerian and Kabylian roots, to her father’s alcoholism and to the things they might have in common. Her artistic process creates a poetic field on the stage, where it becomes possible to decode an intimate and complex relationship, but also to ask how it was affected by the history of Algeria as a colony of France.
Post-show discussion with the artist after the second performance.
Supported by: Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Pianofabriek, Citylab, Darna asbl, Ville de Bruxelles, Centre Wallonie Bruxelles, Montevideo, Centre d'art, Espace Senghor, Cie L'hiver nu, Le Sillon Lauze, taxshelter. be, ING, du tax-shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge
Yasmine Yahiatène, (1990) studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Tournai, Belgium, where she specialised in video art and performance. She has produced short films and award-winning video-mapping projects, which involve the projection of moving images onto surfaces in public space.
La Fracture is her first theatre piece that was presented at the Fast Forward European Festival for Young Directors in 2022 and won the Youth Jury Award.